Renewable Hydrogen from Biomass

S. Thammannagowda, L. Magnusson, J. H. Jo, P. C. Maness, M. Seibert

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Both dark and photofermentation processes can produce H2 from biomass. Issues associated with enzymes, substrates, organisms and metabolic pathways, and processes are examined, but the technology has not yet developed to the level of commercialization. Productivity and cost are issues. However, H2 production can be combined with waste treatment, and integrated systems incorporating microbial electrolysis cells are possible. The major scientific challenges have been identified and research and development efforts are active around the world.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Biological Chemistry
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
EditorsW. J. Lennarz, M. D. Lane
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780123786319
ISBN (Print)9780123786302
StatePublished - 2013

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© 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CH-2A00-83413


  • Biomass
  • Biomass pretreatment
  • FeFe-hydrogenase
  • Fermentation
  • Fermentative bacteria
  • Hydrogen
  • Hydrogenase
  • Microbial electrolysis cell
  • NiFe-hydrogenase
  • Nitrogenase
  • Photofermentation
  • Photosynthetic bacteria


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